Radon is not something that most home owners are thinking about. If you are buying or selling a house then you should consider having a radon test. Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. “Radon is one of the densest substances that remains a gas under normal conditions. It is also the only gas under normal conditions that only has radioactive isotopes, and is considered a health hazard due to its radioactivity. Intense radioactivity has also hindered chemical studies of radon and only a few compounds are known.” Have your home tested for radon with A Better Home Inspection.
A Better Home Inspection gives some details on radon:
What is the risk to your family?
According to the EPA: Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. The EPA estimates that over 21,000 deaths per year are preventable by lowering the radon levels in your home below the acceptable level of 4 pCi/L.The Environmental Protection Agency’s Map of Radon Zones in the state of Colorado designates this Colorado County as a high risk area for radon levels over 4 pCi/L.
What happens if I have Radon Gas in my house?
If radon is found in your home A Better Home Inspection has negotiated a 5% reduced price with a Tom Martino recommended radon mitigation company, Ace Radon Company, 303-738-935. We are in no way affiliated with this company so you may choose your own mitigation company if you wish.
Having your home inspected for radon is important for you and your family. The EPA says that, “exposure to radon in the home is responsible for an estimated 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year”. This is a really tragic number as radon can be prevented from entering the home by using a vent pipe system and fan that pull the radon from your home.
Knowing that your home is safe or not can save the lives of anyone living in the home. If you are selling a home then having a radon test to protect the next inhabitants is a good idea. You can have peace of mind knowing that you are selling a healthy and happy home to a new family. If you are on the reverse side and are buying a home then you should also have any homes you consider buying inspected for radon. You would not want to move into a new home only to have it cause you health problems and even death.
Because radon is colorless, odorless and tasteless there is no way to tell if it is infecting your home until it is too late and even then you may not think to test your home for radon. Do the smart thing and give A Better Home Inspection a call and set up an appointment to have your home inspected for radon. You will be glad that you did. The folks at A Better Home Inspection are friendly and professional and will give you reliable results that you can count on.